Episode 18 – Mark Webb – Changing the disability conversation

In this episode of Doing the Opposite: Business Disruptors, Jeff Dewing speaks to Mark Webb, a public speaker and campaigner for all things disability and diversity.

Mark is Shadow Board Member at Reflect, the UK’s only not-for-profit influencer talent management agency. Until very recently he was also Head of Comms at Shift.ms, the worldwide social network for people impacted by Multiple Sclerosis. He has just taken medical retirement. He’s a self-confessed social media floozy.

Mark looks back on how his diagnosis has affected his career as well as his life, and the incredible support he’s been shown by employers such as Dixons Carphone where he became Head of Group Social Media. He reflects on his time with Dixons, working in PR during the 2008 downturn and the merger to become Dixons Carphone.

Mark also explains why disability charities like shift.ms are so important and of such benefit to people living with a disability. He’s is also on a mission to raise awareness of disability; with disabled people being the largest minority but often overlooked when it comes to diversity representation.


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